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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    So , i have been making these trails for a while now, and you would think that I would start to learn exactly how wide to make the turns. Well, it is not easy. My rake is as long as the width of the Hardbody, so I can use to to quickly check the width of the path. Then I make it about at least 1m wider so all vehicles can easily fit through it.
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    Like in this picture, see, plenty of space. Then around the outside of the turns i clear some more space for the front wheels to go wide and I clear the inside of the turn for the rear wheels.

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    So yeaterday I went in with the bike and did most of the clearing work, but forgot to take pictures. This morning I went in to take it a bit further, and i took the Hardbody to make sure that I have been making the turns wide enough, and once again, it is a tight fit.

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    At this specific corner I spent an extra hour just to make sure that it is plenty wide and easy to take as i have been getting coments that my corners are too tight a fit, and when I got there it was once again a tight fit. So I spent all of this morning just make it an easier drive through and worked on these turns.

    Now on this section the rock is not that hard to break out, so i could with a little more effort make it a straight road, but the inner child in me just loves twisty turny roads, so I cannot help myself.
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    So there my little zigzagging trail goes op the hill side.

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    Looking at it from lower down

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    Looking at it from where the Hardbody is standing.
    A nice and smooth path. I am going to try and make this one a Grade 3 or easier all the way through, for those who do not want to do the heavier trails. The trail goes up to a very good viewing point on top of a hill, and will be a worthwhile one to do for that purpose alone.
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    So much to do and so little time.
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    I cleared about 60m, just chucking rocks out of the path.
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    I did not get much time this week to work on the trail, so I went out early this morning.
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    I believe that the best expereinces in life are those that you get in early morning.

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    It is quick work, about 50 - 60m / hr , there is just a lot of distance to cover.

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    Close to the top now. I really want to get to the top and made a space to turn around on . so far i still have to revesre most of the way down each time.

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    Like I have mentioned before, this will hopefully be the first trail that i make that will end up as a grade 3. It is steep enough that I do it in Low Range, but I am sure I would have been able to do it with the 4x4 Xtrail that I had. Down the other side is a bit steeper than this side, but should be ok for going down with a 4x4 softroader.

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    The Hardbody at the head of the trail. I believe i have another 90 minutes to reach the top of this climb. The the path levels out and i should be able to make clearing to turn around in.
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    A picture to give an idea of the current terrain. It would be possible to drive over the rocks without any work, but it would be very uncomfortable.

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    Lately I have been working in the evenings with the light too low for good pictures.

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    I had Pedro out there over the weekend helping me to do the last bit to the top of the hill. On top progress was a bit quicker as there are less rock to move, this also mean that the path is less well defined, so I move enough to also mark the path , even if it is not really needed.

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    I will start on the descent on the other side this weekend.

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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Really nice spot for your labour of love
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Bex, I’ve been following your vision, determination and “grit” in getting the job done from the begging.

    You’ve truly achieved something special. Any progress to report?

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